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Ex-soldier to be executed for murdering woman he believed cast spell on him

| September 27, 2020 | 22 Comments
Ex-soldier to be executed for murdering woman he believed cast spell on him

A former US soldier obsessed with witchcraft will be put to death by lethal injection Tuesday — 19 years after raping and killing a woman he thought had put a spell on him. William Emmet LeCroy, 50, is set to die at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, for the murder of Joann Lee […]

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‘Marines make excellent soldiers’: Over half a Marine tank company just joined the Army National Guard

| September 26, 2020 | 38 Comments
‘Marines make excellent soldiers’: Over half a Marine tank company just joined the Army National Guard

Since the Marine Corps has axed their tanks, those Marines are looking for (going to channel Jeff LPH 3 here for a second) greener pastures with the Army. Over three-dozen former Marine Corps tank company members became soldiers last weekend, after their prior unit disbanded under a broader plan to redesign the service for more agile naval […]

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Merrill’s Marauders: We Few, We Happy Few

| September 25, 2020 | 11 Comments
Merrill’s Marauders: We Few, We Happy Few

US Army photo Eight surviving members of Merrill’s Marauders will get a Congressional Gold Medal. It took some work and time, and it has paid off. The photo is from one of those jungle treks. Note the soldier on the bamboo bridge, leading the horse: the man is so skinny that you wonder how short […]

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Military services working to remove all identifying information from promotions processes

| September 25, 2020 | 64 Comments
Military services working to remove all identifying information from promotions processes

ninja sends us this article from Stars and Stripes.  Top leaders for each of the Defense Department’s military services are working to remove all personal identifying information from promotions packets, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. The top uniformed officers and the civilian secretaries of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force have […]

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Retired Green Beret’s widow sues VA for harassment, slander over life insurance payouts

| September 24, 2020 | 37 Comments
Retired Green Beret’s widow sues VA for harassment, slander over life insurance payouts

Military Times has this unusual story. Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian McCoy died while on a contracting assignment in Afghanistan last year, leaving behind $1.2 million in private life insurance to his widow. According to a federal lawsuit filed Sept. 14 in Massachusetts, a Veterans Affairs nurse has been harassing McCoy’s widow, telling her step-children and members […]

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Fort Sill trainees who stopped a suicide attempt receive promotions in basic

| September 23, 2020 | 49 Comments
Fort Sill trainees who stopped a suicide attempt receive promotions in basic

I saw this article yesterday, but I’ve been too busy to post something up on it sooner. ninja, as always, also helped tip us off on it. Ignore for the moment that someone writing for the ARMY Times doesn’t know Army enlisted ranks. Two 22-year-old trainees at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, were promoted to private 2nd class after […]

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US Army Infantry basic training gets more cuddly

| September 22, 2020 | 86 Comments
US Army Infantry basic training gets more cuddly

Jeff LPH 3 sent me this news. The US Army Infantry School is getting rid of the decades old “shark attack” on soldiers’ first day at basic. The shark attack is when the trainees come off the bus, can do no right, and drill sergeants are everywhere. The soldiers are made to do simple, physical […]

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NYPD Officer (also USAR civil affairs SSG) arrested for spying for Communist Chinese

| September 22, 2020 | 62 Comments
NYPD Officer (also USAR civil affairs SSG) arrested for spying for Communist Chinese

ninja has forwarded the news that an NYPD police officer has been arrested for spying for the Chinese. The officer is also a serving member of the US Army Reserve where he’s a civil affairs staff sergeant. He may have spent time as a US Marine as well. Baimadajie Angwang, 33, who was born in China’s […]

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